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Dr. Margaret Rutherford

Dr. Margaret Rutherford has been in practice in Fayetteville, Arkansas for over 20 years. She began blogging in 2012 with the website “NestAche”, and following with http://DrMargaretRutherford.com in April 2014. Her work can be found here on Midlife Boulevard, as well as the Huffington Post, Boomeon, WeWantMore, BetterAfter50 and Arkansas Women Bloggers.

A Woman Of A Certain Age

I remember the first time it happened. I was playing the role of a lifetime. Desiree in “A Little Night Music” by Stephen Sondheim. She’s the one who sings, “Send In The Clowns”, an utterly beautiful piece of writing. The orchestra was wonderful. The cast, full of energy and excitement. I was immensely honored. One of the younger members …

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How To Understand Why Victims of Abuse Don’t Leave

How did a jingle singer become a therapist? It took years. I began the journey by volunteering at the Battered Women’s Shelter in Dallas. I was singing jazz at the Fairmont Hotel bar. My night would end at 1:00 am. The shelter needed someone for the 2:00 – 6:00 am crisis intervention line on the …

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Losing Your Grip Or Letting Go? What Is Happening In Your Nest?

My son is going into his senior year in college. Making decisions about his future. Trying to figure out who he is. How he wants to carve out a life for himself that will prove productive and fulfilling. I have a keen interest in all that is him. I have only the one child. Poor …

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